Tekken 8 opened the PlayStation State of Play stream, confirming the game for the current generation Playstation 5 console with a showcase of the game’s stunningly detailed graphics.
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The gameplay reveal trailer follows on from the teaser announcement back at EVO in August, where we got a snippet of the modern graphics engine. That’s now been showcased with a full battle between Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama right in the middle of a double tornado storm.
It’s a bombastic battle that shows a lot of the intent for the game, but is still clearly labelled as being work in progress.
It’s been seven years since the release of Tekken 7 in arcades and five since the launch on console, and while it’s received plenty of updates and new characters that included Negan from The Walking Dead and… the in-universe Polish Prime Minister, six years is a long time for any fighting game. We’re now seeing fighting games last for an entire console generation, supported by seasons of content, significant overhauls with updates and character additions, and so it’s time for Bandai Namco to look to release Tekken 8 to make the most of the new generation.
Looking back on Tekken 7 at launch, we awarded it a mighty 9/10 in out review, saying:
“Tekken 7 is a phenomenal fighting game experience and one I’d highly recommend. It’s by no means perfect, as the game is not without a few technical issues online, some long loading times, and minor continuity errors, yet as far as most people will be concerned, it delivers a stunning, up-to-date fighting game experience from one of the masters of arcade fighting games. A solid return to form.”
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